|Page 229, line 42, after "7." insert "a."|
Page 229, line 42, after "shall (i)", insert:
"exempt antidepressant, antianxiety and antipsychotic medications used for the treatment of mental illness from the Medicaid Preferred Drug List program; (ii)
Page 229, line 43, strike "and".
Page 229, line 44, strike "ii" and insert "iii".
Page 229, after line 50, insert:
"b. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the cost and utilization of behavioral health drugs paid for through the Medicaid fee-for-service program, Medicaid managed care programs and the Medicaid behavioral health administrative services organization. As part of this report, the Department shall assess the changes in the monthly cost, utilization and availability of these drugs in fiscal year 2013 compared to monthly expenditures and utilization in fiscal year 2012. The Department shall provide an interim report on November 1, 2012 and a final report on July 1, 2013."